About this course
NOTE: Registration deadline 10 April
Museon-Omniversum needs your help to design a new exhibition (100 m2) on geology. The exhibition must be interesting for both school visits and regular family audience. Museon-Omniversum wants to address the effects of plate tectonics, specifically earthquakes and volcanoes.
In 2022, popular science museum Museon and giant dome film theater Omniversum merged. One Planet is the name of our programming and reflects our mission: to inspire new generations to commit to a livable Earth for all. Museon-Omniversum is a fun and educational day out for young and old. There is plenty to do: exhibitions, films, themed rooms, labs and activities.
We need fresh ideas for a new exhibition on the effects of plate tectonics. How does this align with our focus, the sustainable development goals? We as humans do not affect plate tectonics. We do affect the number of casualties and amount of damage. There are almost no places in the world where you can live without the threat of a natural disaster. Earthquakes, volcanoes, drought, floods ... there are risks everywhere. Everyone deserves a safe and future-proof place to live, and that is the link to the sustainable development goals.
Unfortunately, earthquakes (as well as other natural disasters) discriminate between rich and poor. If you have no money or live in a country with few resources, your chances of surviving an earthquake or keeping your home without damage, decrease. If you have a lot of money and access to the right knowledge, you can afford to move or live in a building more resistant to earthquakes. Earthquake-resistant construction is in fact quite possible, but how does it work? And why doesn’t everybody live in buildings like that? All the knowledge is available! We can’t predict earthquakes, but we do know where the biggest risks are and how to prepare for them.
And what about volcanic eruptions? From the past, we know that large eruptions affect the climate, both locally and globally. Climate change also affects volcanic eruptions. Processes such as rainfall and seasons have quite an impact on volcanic eruptions and climate change causes more extreme weather. Many people live around volcanoes, can we predict these eruptions?
This course is open to Bachelor students (register for GEO3-2012) and Master students and PhD (register for GEO4-2012)
Total amount of participating students for this project is 24 (all institutions, BA and MA)
Study load 70 hrs (including preparation, a 5-day design sprint and a reflection report)
The design sprint will be completely in person
**Maandag 17 april** **Dinsdag** **Woensdag** **Donderdag** **Vrijdag** 10.00 Kick Off Day 1 & Briefing 10.00 Kick Off Day 2 & Talk 10.00 Kick Off Day 2 & Talk 10.00 Kick Off Day 3 & Talk 10.00 Kick Off Day 4 11.00 Gathering Data 11.00 Sensemaking, problem framing & define design criteria 11.00 Idea testing 11.00 Prototyping 11.00 Adapt prototype **12.30 Lunch** **12.30 Lunch** **12.30 Lunch** **12.30 Lunch** **12.30 Lunch** 13.30 Gathering Data 13.30 Generate Ideas 13.30 Storyboarding 13.30 Prototype & Experiment 13.30 Prep Pitch 15.00 Identify insights 15.00 Rapid Prototyping 15.00 Prototyping Strategy 15.00 Prototype & Experiment 15.00 Pitch 16.00 Check-out 16.00 Check-out 16.00 Check-out 16.00 Check-out 16.00 Check-out
You must meet the following requirements
- Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Geosciences
Do you study at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) or Wageningen University and Research (WUR)? You can enrol via eduXchange.nl
- CreditsECTS 2.5
- Contact coordinator